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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. A special health authority created in 1999—at which time it was called National Institute for Clinical Excellence—in England and Wales to promote the highest quality of treatment and technology in the NHS, as well as the cost-effectiveness of its services. NICE co-ordinates the National Collaborating Centres from whom it commissions the development of clinical practice guidelines, gives advice on best clinical practice to the NHS and produces and disseminates clinical guidelines.

NICE provides national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health to those commissioning NHS services (health authorities and primary care trusts), as well as to patients and their carers. NICE covers individual health technologies (e.g., medicines, medical devices, etc.), diagnostic techniques, procedures and clinical management of specific conditions. It sets national standards to improve the quality and consistency of NHS services in England and Wales.

NICE merged in 2005 with the Health Development Agency and is now officially the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (but still known as NICE).

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A colloquial acronym for a technique used to reduce the stress of new situations, which should be viewed as being New, Interesting and Challenging Experiences, rather than with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).


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Acronym for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. This is a Government body tasked with the duty of determining the best forms of medical treatment. NICE was set up in April 1999 and is a part of the National Health Service. Its function is to provide patients, health professionals and the general public with reliable guidance on current best medical practice.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

; NICE UK government-supported independent body; it defines national standards of clinical performance and quality measures, and formulates evidence-based guidelines on NHS clinical interventions

Patient discussion about NICE

Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?

A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
hope i helped!
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As companies become more connected to their suppliers, customers and partners, the use of location intelligence in operational BI environments will become more and more of a necessity versus a nicety of pretty maps and pictures," Tara said.
The pre-requisites of riding a waiting race from the front include being allowed an uncontested lead, and judging the pace to a nicety.
For Artforum, the happy result of Hopps's terminological nicety was the first cover that truly set the magazine apart: Goode's untitled juxtaposition of monochrome canvas with a hand-painted milk bottle centrally placed on a shallow shelf at the painting's base, the bottle's outline etched into the faint geometry of its magenta backdrop.
So if JFK had attended to this bureaucratic nicety during the Missile Crisis, for example, Robert Kennedy would not have been there to oppose the bombing of Cuba that was advocated by many of the most influential participants.
Combine this with the advent of new emerging diseases such as noroviruses and growing concerns about bioterrorism, and the ability to thoroughly disinfect our public and private facilities rises from a nicety to a necessity.
This was another glowing example of his deft touch, as he dictated things to a nicety over an extended two miles on Rule For Ever, a horse who seemingly needs time to get himself organised.